When they asked Jeff Bailey if he thought he'd NEVER make it to the big leagues, he was all, yeah, sometimes, but I get to play baseball for a living and it beats going back to school or working in the paper mill.
Which I of course thought was a figurative paper mill, much like a figurative salt mine. But turns out his pappy and his grandpappy both worked in the paper mill. Like driving forklifts and lifting those giant rolls of paper. So literally, a paper mill.
You wouldn't think a paper mill would be smelly, but man, they stink!
Guess who Bailey shares an apartment with in Providence? Kason Gabbard. Oh my god.
So congratulations, JB. All your Pawtucket homies are thrilled for you.